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A bound woman is a dangerous thing : the incarceration of African American women from Harriet Tubman to Sandra Bland / DaMaris B. Hill.

Hill, DaMaris B. (author.).

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Lee County Main Library 305.4889 HILL (Text) 33262003258808 New Materials-Books Available -

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  • ISBN: 1635572614
  • ISBN: 9781635572612
  • Physical Description: xviii, 163 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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  • Publisher: New York, NY : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.: For black American women, the experience of being bound has taken many forms: from the bondage of slavery to the Reconstruction-era criminalization of women; from the brutal constraints of Jim Crow to our own era's prison industrial complex, where between 1980 and 2014, the number of incarcerated women increased by 700%.* For those women who lived and died resisting the dehumanization of confinement--physical, social, intellectual--the threat of being bound was real, constant, and lethal. From Harriet Tubman to Assata Shakur, Ida B. Wells to Sandra Bland and Black Lives Matter, black women freedom fighters have braved violence, scorn, despair, and isolation in order to lodge their protests. In A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing, DaMaris Hill honors their experiences with at times harrowing, at times hopeful responses to her heroes, illustrated with black-and-white photographs throughout.
Subject: Racism United States
United States Race relations
Women slaves
African American women Effect of imprisonment on
African American women Social conditions
Summary: For black American women, the experience of being bound has taken many forms: from the bondage of slavery to the Reconstruction-era criminalization of women; from the brutal constraints of Jim Crow to our own era's prison industrial complex, where between 1980 and 2014, the number of incarcerated women increased by 700%.* For those women who lived and died resisting the dehumanization of confinement--physical, social, intellectual--the threat of being bound was real, constant, and lethal. From Harriet Tubman to Assata Shakur, Ida B. Wells to Sandra Bland and Black Lives Matter, black women freedom fighters have braved violence, scorn, despair, and isolation in order to lodge their protests. In A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing, DaMaris Hill honors their experiences with at times harrowing, at times hopeful responses to her heroes, illustrated with black-and-white photographs throughout.
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